’50 jobs still on course’ – IDA

Amidst some public concern about the delay in the project proceeding, the IDA has said that significant progress is being made concerning plans to create 50 jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Roscommon town.

  Last June, it was announced that Moss Vision, who produce contact lenses, would move to the IDA Business Park at the Racecourse Road.

  In January of this year, the IDA sought planning permission from Roscommon County Council to open a second road to facilitate the development.

  In March, the council sought further information, which the IDA said was in the process of being furnished to them.

  “We expect a decision to be made on the planning permission two weeks after that,” the IDA said. “However, it will then be subjected to a further waiting period to allow any submissions from the public to be made.”

  In addition, the configuration of the building earmarked for the company had to be changed to suit their operation and specialist machinery ordered and brought in, the IDA added.

  “At this stage, matters are progressing well,” they said. “With a site lead now appointed, the company is moving forward as planned. Timelines are being discussed and will be confirmed in the coming months.”

  However, the 50 jobs have not yet been filled; that process would commence if and when planning permission is granted.